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Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its...
  • Health care solution could eliminate insurers

    Michael Mayo's column "After Obamacare Ruling, Dissent from Past Supporter," illustrates the deficiencies in the Affordable Care Act. His last sentence, however, points to the solution — if we simply create a Medicare-for-all plan, it could...
  • Aetna Plans To Buy Humana For $37 Billion

    Aetna Plans To Buy Humana For $37 Billion
    HARTFORD — Aetna Inc. will buy Humana Inc. for $37 billion in a merger of two of the top health insurers in the nation, under a deal announced Friday. Mark Bertolini, Aetna's CEO, will lead the combined company, whose headquarters will remain in...
  • Obamacare cash fuels healthcare merger mania

    Obamacare cash fuels healthcare merger mania
    A gusher of Obamacare money is fueling a merger frenzy in U.S. healthcare. The latest jolt came Thursday when Woodland Hills insurer Health Net Inc. agreed to be bought by Medicaid insurer Centene Corp. for $6.8 billion. And more billion-dollar deals...
  • Ingalls seeks an affiliation with hospital system

    Ingalls seeks an affiliation with hospital system
    Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, one of the few independent hospitals remaining in the Southland, is seeking an affiliation or partnership with a larger hospital system to improve its negotiating position with health insurance companies. According...
  • Hospitals receive funding from drug and device makers

    Hospitals receive funding from drug and device makers
    Maryland's hospitals and doctors took in more than $7.6 million in payments for research, speeches and other work from drug and device manufacturers in 2014, according to federal authorities who have been releasing payment data periodically. The money...
  • Words have meaning, and the majority correctly put them in context

    What is the meaning of four simple words, "established by the State"? This critical question for Supreme Court watchers was answered in the landmark decision in King v. Burwell on June 25. Resolving this seemingly trivial question made all the...
  • Basing their decision on 'inartful drafting' tags the majority as 'inartful dodgers'

    A majority of the Supreme Court in King v. Burwell got it wrong. Instead of applying the Obamacare law as written, the 6-3 majority took a bold step and actually rewrote the law. A key part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) says the subsidies are...
  • Put aside politics and improve healthcare, Obama says

    Put aside politics and improve healthcare, Obama says
    President Obama, fresh from a victory before the U.S. Supreme Court last week that preserved the Affordable Care Act, called for an end to the political fighting over the health law and for more effort to improve it. “This is about people. This is...
  • Business Coalition launches health insurance exchange

    The Lehigh Valley Business Coalition of Healthcare, which has been around long before Obamacare, has launched a private health insurance exchange for its 285,000 members. Tom Croyle, president of the nonprofit coalition, said Wednesday the group is using...
  • Obama: 'Feeling pretty good' about health care

    Fresh off a Supreme Court victory, President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he's "feeling pretty good" about the state of his health care law and pleaded for bipartisan cooperation on ways to make it work even better. Obama said he wants to refocus the...